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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

March 4, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, March 4, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org



NEW YORK _ A late winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the northeastern U.S. overnight — prompting school closures across the region, knocking out power to thousands and slowing the Monday morning commute to a crawl. The storm, which hit the hardest in the early morning hours of Monday, dumped more than a foot of fresh snow on a large swath of New England, hitting some areas that had gotten off relatively unscathed for most of the winter. SENT: 310 words.




CAN-AM-CROWN: A Canadian musher has won Maine’s biggest dog sled race for the 10th time.

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are inching up in northern New England.

I395 CONNECTOR: The Maine Department of Transportation has acquired four properties in recent months to make way for an expansion of I-395 another six miles.

FOREST PEST: The National Park Service and Maine officials are holding an event at Acadia National Park to help people learn to look for an invasive forest pest that has been found in the state.

BABY EEL FISHING: A state committee is scheduled to make a decision this week about whether to tighten controls in the Maine baby eel fishery to prevent poaching.


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